What does coddle mean?

Definitions for coddleˈkɒd l

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word coddle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge(verb)

    treat with excessive indulgence

    "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

  2. coddle(verb)

    cook in nearly boiling water

    "coddle eggs"


  1. coddle(Noun)

    An Irish dish comprising layers of roughly sliced pork sausages and bacon rashers with sliced potatoes and onions.

  2. coddle(Verb)

    To treat gently or with great care.

  3. coddle(Verb)

    To cook slowly in hot water that is below the boiling point.

    It [the guava fruit] may be coddled. uE000130361uE001 Dampier.

  4. Origin: Compare British dialect caddle and cade.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coddle(verb)

    to parboil, or soften by boiling

  2. Coddle(verb)

    to treat with excessive tenderness; to pamper

  3. Origin: [Cf. Prov. E. caddle to coax, spoil, fondle, and Cade, a. & v. t.]


  1. Coddle

    Coddle is an Irish dish consisting of layers of roughly sliced pork sausages and rashers with sliced potatoes and onions. Traditionally, it can also include barley. Coddle is particularly associated with the capital of Ireland, Dublin. It was reputedly a favourite dish of Seán O'Casey and Jonathan Swift, and it appears in several Dublin literary references including the works of James Joyce. The dish is braised in the stock produced by boiling the rashers and sausages. Some traditional recipes favour the addition of a small amount of Guinness to the pot, but this is very rare in modern versions of the recipe. The dish should be cooked in a pot with a well-fitting lid in order to steam the ingredients left uncovered by water. The only seasoning is usually salt, pepper, and occasionally parsley. It could be considered a comfort food in Ireland, and is inexpensive, easy to prepare and quick to cook. It is often eaten in the winter months. In the days when Catholics were not supposed to eat meat on Fridays, this was a meal often eaten on Thursdays as it allowed a family to use up any remaining sausages or rashers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coddle

    kod′l, v.t. to pamper: to fondle: to parboil.—n. an effeminate person. [Ety. dub.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coddle in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coddle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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Translations for coddle

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  • глезя, угаждам, къкряBulgarian
  • rozmazlovatCzech
  • verhätscheln, verwöhnen, köcheln, überbehütenGerman
  • περιποιούμαι, καλομαθαίνω, φροντίζωGreek
  • dorlotiEsperanto
  • consentir, cocinar a fuego lento, mimar, malcriarSpanish
  • hauduttaaFinnish
  • dorloter, choyerFrench
  • लाड़ प्यार करनाHindi
  • 나약한 사람Korean

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